A different side to the OFG's Great War

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A different side to the OFG's Great War

Post by Hovannes » Wed Jan 30, 2019 11:54 pm

In Europe, troops were succumbing to machine guns and gas attacks, but in the US more service men and civilians were succumbing to the influenza pandemic.
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Re: A different side to the OFG's Great War

Post by wosbald » Thu Jan 31, 2019 12:33 am


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Re: A different side to the OFG's Great War

Post by sweetandsour » Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:54 am

I remember my dad talking about entire family's being wiped out by flu. He was in grade school during WW1, and he remembered kids being absent, and then never returning.
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Re: A different side to the OFG's Great War

Post by Cleon » Thu Jan 31, 2019 8:01 am

sweetandsour wrote:
Thu Jan 31, 2019 7:54 am
I remember my dad talking about entire family's being wiped out by flu. He was in grade school during WW1, and he remembered kids being absent, and then never returning.
This is true. My dad lost family, including a siblings. This pandemic is something that isn't talked about much. I wonder why?
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